David Rodríguez-Arias

FiloLab Deputy Director

Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy in the Philosophy Department I

Website: http://davidrodriguez-arias.weebly.com/

Email address: dra@ugr.es

I am Associate Professor of the Ethics area of the University of Granada and Deputy Director of the Unit of Excellence FiloLab-UGR. In 2008 I obtained my PhD in Moral Philosophy and Medical Ethics (University of Salamanca and Université Paris-Descartes) and developed my postdoctoral activities in the universities of Salamanca (as College Assistant), Toronto (Bioethics Fellow), Basque Country (Contracted Researcher) and the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (Juan de la Cierva), and from 2014 in the University of Granada (Ramón y Cajal researcher). My researches has mainly to do with Bioethics and Applied Ethics.

Areas of research

The lines of research that I have developed are clinical bioethics (end of life, death's determination and ethics of organ transplants), the ethics of biomedic research, neuroethics and global ethics. My contributions to these areas of knowledge has a decided international character and have been accomplished into the frame of interdisciplinary collaborations. I dedicatedmy academic career to the study and teaching of moral philosophy, applied ethics and, particularly, bioethics. The singular development experiencied by this field of knowledge int he last decades has accompanied and boosted my career, offering to me ample opportunities of financiation, collaboration and research stays.

Selected publications

  1. Rodríguez-Arias D, Molina-Pérez A and Díaz-Cobacho G. (2020) Death determination and clinicians’ epistemic authority, American Journal of Bioethics Vol. 20 no. 6: 44-47 [Q1 Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects]
  2. Rodríguez-Arias D, Rodríguez-López B, Monasterio-Mastobiza A, Hannikainen I. R. (2020) How Do People Use 'Killing', 'Letting Die' and Related Bioethical Concepts? Contrasting Descriptive and Normative Hypotheses. Bioethics. [Q1. Philosophy]
  3. Delgado Rodríguez J, Molina-Pérez A, Shaw D, Rodríguez-Arias D, The role of the family in deceased organ procurement. A guide for clinicians and policy makers. Transplantation Vol. 103, No. 5, May 2019. [Q1. Transplantation]

  4. Sample M, Sattler A, Blain-Moraes S, Rodríguez-Arias D, Racine E. Do Publics Share Experts’ Concerns about Brain–Computer Interfaces? A Trinational Survey on the Ethics of Neural Technology. Science, Technology, & Human Values (2019): 1-29 [Q1. Philosophy]
  5. Rodríguez-Arias D. The Dead Donor Rule as Policy Indoctrination. Hastings Center Report (Dec. 2018): S39-42 [Q1. Philosophy]

  6. Rodríguez-Arias D, Tortosa J-C, Burant C et al. (2013) One or two types of death: Attitudes of health professionals towards brain death and donation after cardiac death countries. Journal of Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 16: 457-467. [Q2 Health Policy]

  7. Rodríguez-Arias D, Ortega I, Smith Mj And Youngner Sj, (2013) Casting light and doubt on uDCDD protocols, Hastings Center Report, 43, no. 1, Jan-Feb: 27-30 [Q1. Philosophy]

  8. Rodríguez-Arias D, Deballon I.O. Protocols for Uncontrolled donation after circulatory death. Lancet, 2012, Vol 379 April 7: 1275-6. [Q1 Medicine Miscellaneous]

  9. Rodríguez-Arias D, Smith M And Lazar N. (2011) Donation after Circulatory Death: Burying the Dead Donor Rule. American Journal of Bioethics, 11(8): 36–43, [Q1 Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects]

  10. Rodríguez-Arias D, Wright L And Paredes D (2010) Success factors and ethical challenges of the Spanish Model of organ donation. Lancet, 376, 1109-1112. [Q1 Medicine Miscellaneous]


  • INEDyTO (FFI2017-88913-P), University, Granada IP: David Rodríguez-Arias No. researchers: 12; Funding institution: MINECO, 2018-2021

  • TTV GUIDE TX (EU, H2020-896932), University of Granada, David Rodríguez-Arias (national coordinator).

  • Visión ética de los algoritmos que deciden el ingreso en UCI o geolocalizan a los afectados por COVID-19. Fundación BBVA, Ayudas a Equipos de Investigación Científica SARS-COV-2 y COVID-19. IP: Àngel Puyol